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The Lion and the Mouse

  • Age Range: 5-11
  • Grade: 1-3
  • Guided Reading Level: E-Q
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • Reading Level: 1.5
  • ISBN: 9781433302930
  • Language: English
  • Dewey: 810
  • Pages: 24
Description
Act out the story of a mighty lion and tiny mouse who help each other. The mouse gets tangled in the lion's mane and the lion angrily threatens to kill the mouse. The mouse pleads for his life, telling the lion that he may be able to help him later, so the lion frees him. Later, the lion is caught in a hunter's net and the mouse helps him escape. This script features roles written to match different reading levels, supporting differentiation strategies. By utilizing differentiation strategies, teachers can assign specific roles to their readers based on everyone's current reading level. This feature allows everyone to get involved in the same activity and feel successful! All readers can gain confidence in their reading fluency through performance, regardless of their current reading ability. While performing with others, students will practice interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures to better tell the story. This script also features an accompanying poem and song to give readers additional fluency practice. This dynamic, colorful script is the perfect tool for a classroom of diverse readers. It will surely get everyone participating and confidently practicing fluency!

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